Jagger Library Recovery

  • My Personal Journey Through COVID, Fire and Salvage to Recovery
    by Beverley Angus, African Studies Librarian, Special Collections 2021 began very badly After almost a year of working from home, isolating, and cancelling a trip to visit my family in Scotland, a very close friend, Kathy, was admitted to hospital on the 4th of January with COVID and died on the 21st of January. After […]
  • To the Jagger Salvage Volunteers. Thank you.
    by Thomas Slingsby, UCT Libraries My name is Thomas Slingsby. I have worked for UCT Libraries since 2019 as a GIS Officer. Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, is a software system for handling, analysing, and visualising spatial data. Simply put, my role is to assist researchers to analyse and map any spatial data they collect […]
  • Africa Month
    UCT Libraries always celebrates Africa Month in one way or another. This year we had intended to launch a new website for the ǂKhomani San | Hugh Brody Collection. And then the fire. So we’ve had to put our work on that project on hold. Usually, the ǂKhomani San material is kept in the Jagger […]
  • Sea Cadets
    One of the groups of volunteers that came to help with the Jagger Salvage operations, was a group of ten Sea Cadets from TS Woltemade, under the command of Ens Ruben Pillay. They helped with packing material, were part of the human chain to get the crates of material out of storage and off to […]
  • Call for Volunteers
    To volunteer, head on over to our Jagger Recovery page and sign up for a shift. You can also share your memories, send us your message of support, offer skills or material, or make a financial donation. It became clear, very quickly, that we would not be able to salvage the material in the Jagger […]